Watch TV Shows on Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

    Dance Moms
    Dance Moms
    Project Runway
    Project Runway
    Army Wives
    Army Wives
    Married at First Sight
    Married at First Sight
    Bring It!
    Bring It!
    Raising Asia
    Raising Asia
    The Rap Game
    The Rap Game
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Little Women: Atlanta
    YOU
    YOU
    Witches of East End
    Witches of East End
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Little Women: LA
    Little Women: LA
    Kim of Queens
    Kim of Queens
    Killer Kids
    Killer Kids
    Cheerleader Nation
    Cheerleader Nation
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Project Runway All Stars
    Project Runway All Stars
    Drop Dead Diva
    Drop Dead Diva
    Little Women: Dallas
    Little Women: Dallas
    America's Supernanny
    America's Supernanny
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Project Runway Junior
    Project Runway Junior
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    Born in the Wild
    Born in the Wild
    The Client List
    The Client List
    Preachers' Daughters
    Preachers' Daughters
    So Sharp
    So Sharp
    Petals On the Wind
    Petals On the Wind
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    Bringing Up Ballers
    Bringing Up Ballers
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Cellmate Secrets
    Cellmate Secrets
    Step It Up
    Step It Up
    How To Look Good Naked
    How To Look Good Naked
    Devious Maids
    Devious Maids
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light
    Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light
    UnREAL
    UnREAL
    Expecting Amish
    Expecting Amish
    The Christmas Hope
    The Christmas Hope
    House of Versace
    House of Versace
    The Lottery
    The Lottery
    Against the Wall
    Against the Wall
    Under the Gunn
    Under the Gunn
    V.C. Andrews' Landry Family
    V.C. Andrews' Landry Family
    True Tori
    True Tori
    Little Women: NY
    Little Women: NY
    Vivica's Black Magic
    Vivica's Black Magic
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    Love at First Flight
    Love at First Flight
    My Life is a Lifetime Movie
    My Life is a Lifetime Movie
    Escape from Polygamy
    Escape from Polygamy
    Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
    Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
    A Sister's Revenge
    A Sister's Revenge
    America's Most Wanted
    America's Most Wanted
    Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    Ms. T's Music Factory
    Ms. T's Music Factory
    Big Women: Big Love
    Big Women: Big Love
    Project Accessory
    Project Accessory
    America
    America
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    Bama State Style
    Bama State Style
    Sherri
    Sherri
    State of Mind
    State of Mind
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Flowers in the Attic
    Flowers in the Attic
    BAPs
    BAPs
    The Houstons: On Our Own
    The Houstons: On Our Own
    One Born Every Minute
    One Born Every Minute
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    Four of a Kind
    Four of a Kind
    Prison Wives Club
    Prison Wives Club
    True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
    True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
    Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
    Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
    Lifetime True Crimes Collection
    Lifetime True Crimes Collection
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    Growing Up Supermodel
    Growing Up Supermodel
    Queen Sized
    Queen Sized
    The Trip to Bountiful
    The Trip to Bountiful
    The Conversation
    The Conversation
    Hopelessly in Love
    Hopelessly in Love
    7 Days of Sex
    7 Days of Sex
    Child Genius
    Child Genius
    Human Trafficking
    Human Trafficking
    The Pregnancy Project
    The Pregnancy Project
    Mom's Cooking
    Mom's Cooking
    Stalkers
    Stalkers
    Million Dollar Shoppers
    Million Dollar Shoppers
    Amazing Facts Presents with Doug Batchelor
    Amazing Facts Presents with Doug Batchelor
    Seriously Funny Kids
    Seriously Funny Kids
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    Maneater
    Maneater
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    The Way Home
    The Way Home
    Coming Home
    Coming Home
    Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
    Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One